Eric Saint Georges
As far as I can remember I have always been drawing and building things, but it is a workshop with the sculptor Petrus in 1978, which triggered my passion for sculpture. I loved the clay, the stone, the intimate contact with the material. At that time, I had just completed my education in electrical engineering. Rather than going right away to work, I applied to the “Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts” in Paris and studied drawing and sculpture there for a year, before spending several months with Petrus, from whom I learned the foundation of my clay technique.
My main focus is on figurative sculpture and drawing. In my drawings I like to combine charcoal, ink, and watercolor, which allow me to work quickly, my main interest being to capture life and energy in as spontaneous and raw a manner as possible. I draw almost exclusively from life, my preference being very short poses. I do not try to tell a story, as much as to capture the moment, the pose, the movement, the mood.